F Minus by Tony Carrillo

F Minus

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    F- indeed

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    ‘12345’, or ‘password’?

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Probably the same guy who installed it stole it.

  4. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    123456 for a 6-character minimum.
    !23456 if a “special character” is required.

  5. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    My bank’s fraud department called me last week regarding a potentially “fraudulent” transaction on my account and then asked me to identify myself to them (date-of-birth etc.) before they would talk to me.


    I’m SERIOUSLY considering changing banks (but they’re all as bad as each other !!).


    It was a legitimate (but quite large) transaction so I AM glad they called me … but then they seriously blew their credibility.

  6. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @dukedoug

    My credit union is local and they have a local fraud department number (and a 1-800 number), so it makes it easy.
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    I buy a lot of music (LPs and CDs) from overseas sources, so I trigger the fraud detection system a few times a month :) I have their numbers as contacts on my cell phone so I know it’s really them. I’m on a first-name basis with two people there…“Why would you order this CD from a shop in St. Petersburg!?” “Because Aria doesn’t have an American distributor!” :)

  7. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    I suppose it was a clean entrance, too…. the spare key being in an obvious place….

  8. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, over 1 year ago

    @Kylie2112

    Aria are very good. I also loved their sound tracks for Hard Truck game. Have them in the car player.

  9. msowards

    msowards said, over 1 year ago

    @dukedoug

    So what is your complaint? If they didn’t make sure they were talking to the correct person your account could be taken over.

  10. msowards

    msowards said, over 1 year ago

    If you suspect you are being spoofed(a fake caller) tell them you’ll call back. There should be a ‘hand-shake’ protocol for each client when you or the bank call each other, but for the most part that has not been setup by any institution. The best we have are the secret questions they can ask you and it’s only 100% positive if you call them first.

  11. Kimberly Marley

    Kimberly Marley said, over 1 year ago

    @msowards

    That’s exactly what hackers who aren’t your bank ask you.

  12. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    No !! That’s the point. I refused to give my details so they wouldn’t talk to me … They advised that I should ring back on the bank’s advertised number (a “13” shortcode they publish, so I know the number is “legit”) … which I did and was then happy to be identified in the normal manner.

    The issue here is that they would ask me to identify myself after THEY called ME !!

  13. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @msowards

    Security in these circumstances relies mainly on three key factors:


    1. Something you have … a card (with a number), a “token” or something agreed between you and the third-party.
    2. Something you know … a PIN, your “secret” questions and the answers to them etc.
    3. Something you are … a fingerprint, a voiceprint, an iris scan etc.


    The way in which these factors are used is also important so NEVER give any identifying details to a third-party until you have established FIRST whether they are really the “third-party” you expect. If you suspect you are being spoofed it’s not enough to agree to call back unless you know the number to be called is clearly that of the “third-party”. In my case, I called back on the number my bank publishes on all their documentation, websites etc.

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